Laparoscopic surgery has become the preferred method for performing many general surgery procedures. You may also hear laparoscopic surgery referred to as minimally invasive surgery, band aid surgery, or keyhole surgery.
All of these names refer to the reduced incision size of laparoscopic surgery compared to traditional open surgery.
A Laparoscope is a long flexible tube connected to a video camera. The surgeon inserts the tip of the laparoscope through a small incision in the abdominal wall. Using a video monitor, the surgeon can see through the laparoscope and can accurately guide it to the body organ that requires treatment.
Depending on the surgery to be performed, several other tiny incisions may be made as well. The surgeon inserts special instruments through these holes to hold, cut, suture or staple inside the body. At the completion of the surgery, the incisions are sutured closed and easily covered with small band aids.
Benefits for Patients
The popularity of laparoscopic surgery is mainly because of the advantages that it offers to the patient. Usually these procedures are more technically challenging for the surgeon so additional skill and training is required to perform them safely.
Dr.Rahul Mahadar is a Surgical Specialist who has extensive training in advanced laparoscopy and performs the all surgical procedures using this technique.
Primary Benefits of Laparoscopic Surgery
- Smaller surgical scars
- Reduced blood loss during surgery
- Less pain following surgery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster return to normal activity
- Reduced risk of infection.